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What Are the Signs of Aging Hands?
Aging hands are characterized by a crepey texture with fine wrinkles,

Aging Hands

What Are the Signs of Aging Hands?

Aging hands are characterized by a crepey texture with fine wrinkles, volume loss and prominent veins and tendons. Unfortunately, the aging process does a number on our skin, and our hands aren’t safe from the unsightly effects of time.

What Are Other Factors That Contribute to Aging Hands?

Sunlight can speed up the aging of our skin, and our hands often get some of the most sun exposure. Additionally, cigarette smoke and alcohol can further contribute to thin, wrinkled skin on the hands. The tone, texture and tightness of our skin all get worse over time, and while moisturizer and other skin care products can help, they do not provide immediate or dramatic results.

Many women and men turn to aesthetic treatments to rejuvenate the tone and texture of their hands. We can’t stop the aging process, but these treatments can turn the clock back on our signs of aging and help give us the youthful hands we desire.

How to Treat Aging Hands

At Nouveau MedSpas, Dr. Rubin provides Radiesse treatments to address aging hands. This FDA-approved dermal filler is injected beneath the skin to add volume around the veins and tendons of the hands, raising and smoothing the skin. Radiesse is a bio-stimulant, meaning it stimulates your skin to make more collagen and elastin. This process promotes natural results and long-lasting rejuvenation, as it encourages your skin to repair and renew itself from within.

Unwanted Fat

We all want to look and feel healthy and fit into our favorite clothes. Diet and exercise can help slim down our bodies, but they don’t always give us the dramatic results we want. Even the healthiest individuals typically still have stubborn pockets of fat they’d love to address.

What Causes Unwanted Body Fat?

Aside from consuming more calories than you burn, hormonal imbalances, metabolic conditions and genetics can lead to the accumulation of body fat. Stress, lack of sleep and aging are other factors that can alter your body’s metabolism and fat storage.

If you’ve tried various diets and exercise regimens and are still plagued by stubborn fat, it might be time to turn to an aesthetic treatment. Regardless of where you would like to see a reduction of fat in your body, Dr. Rubin can help address your biggest concerns.

How to Treat Unwanted Fat

Body contouring is a type of aesthetic procedure that aims to alter the shape of the human body. At Nouveau MedSpas, we provide SculpSure body contouring for fat reduction. This treatment uses laser technology to heat your targeted fat cells without harming the surface of your skin, and your body’s lymphatic system then naturally eliminates the “melted” fat cells. Dr. Rubin offers SculpSure to address unwanted fat in your abdomen, love handles, back, thighs, arms, submental area (under the chin), turkey neck and more. She can help you achieve the results you want without invasive surgery or downtime.

Excessive Sweating

What Is the Difference Between Sweating and Excessive Sweating?

The purpose of sweat is to regulate body temperature by cooling the skin as it evaporates, and it also aids in eliminating toxins and maintaining skin hydration and pH balance. Excessive sweating occurs when you sweat more than average or more than necessary based on the temperature and your activity level.

This condition is also known as hyperhidrosis, and it can affect specific areas or your entire body. The underarms, palms, feet soles and face are some of the most common places people experience hyperhidrosis.

What Causes Excessive Sweating?

Hyperhidrosis is primarily hereditary and passed on from family members through their genes. If you’ve inherited specific genes, they can affect the nerves that trigger your sweat glands, making them overactive and causing you to perspire more than needed.

How to Treat Excessive Sweating

Only a medical professional can diagnose severe or excessive sweating. At our Gig Harbor medspa, Dr. Rubin can review your symptoms and discuss potential treatments with you. BOTOX and Xeomin can be highly effective in treating hyperhidrosis. When injected into the affected areas, these neurotoxins temporarily block the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, thereby reducing or halting sweat production in the treated areas.


What Is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition characterized by the darkening of an area of skin. Typically, hyperpigmentation presents as dark spots, patches or freckles that are noticeably darker than the surrounding skin. The appearance of hyperpigmentation can vary in size, shape and color, but it is usually brown or black.

Hyperpigmentation can occur anywhere on the body, including the chest, hands, neck and arms. It may occur in small patches or cover large areas of the body.

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

Often called sun spots, hyperpigmentation is primarily caused by sun exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) rays promote the production of melanin, the pigment that gives our skin its color. When we expose our skin to UV light frequently over a period of time, the production of melanin is accelerated, grouping together in higher concentrations that appear as age or sun spots on our skin.

Wearing sunscreen can help to limit these spots, but it cannot prevent them from developing. This skin condition can also be triggered by various other factors, including inflammation, skin injuries, acne vulgaris and hormonal changes (such as those that occur during pregnancy or due to certain medications).

How to Treat Hyperpigmentation

At Nouveau MedSpas, we provide a range of treatments to tackle hyperpigmentation, including Icon laser, CO2 laser, IPL Photofacials, chemical peels, microneedling, RF microneedling and prescription medications. These procedures are designed to pinpoint and disperse the excess melanin in the skin and diminish the visibility of dark spots.

Stretch Marks

What Are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks (medically known as striae distensae) are a type of scarring that appears on the skin as lines or streaks that may feel slightly indented. Initially, they might appear as red, purple, pink, reddish-brown or dark brown stripes, depending on your skin color. Over time, stretch marks often fade to a silvery-white or gray color, becoming more subtle.

These marks typically form in areas of the body where larger amounts of fat are stored, such as the abdomen, breasts, upper arms, thighs, hips and buttocks. They can occur in clusters or spread out and may vary in length and width. The texture, color and degree of intensity of stretch marks can differ significantly among individuals.

What Causes Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are caused by the rapid stretching of skin, such as during pregnancy, fat accumulation and muscle growth. This sudden expansion of the skin results in tearing of the dermis (the fibrous layer of skin just below the surface) and thinning of the epidermis (the overlying skin).

How to Treat Stretch Marks

Stretch marks were previously very difficult to address, but thanks to technological advances, they can now be quickly and effectively treated. At Nouveau MedSpas, we use Potenza RF microneedling to diminish the appearance of stretch marks. Through the creation of tiny micro-wounds and the application of radiofrequency (RF) energy, the treatment encourages collagen and elastin production to fill in stretch marks, making them less noticeable over time.

Visible Veins (Spider Veins)

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins (also known as telangiectasias) are small blue, red or purple vessels that appear twisted like a spiderweb just beneath the skin. They are commonly found on the legs and face but can appear anywhere on the body.

What Causes Spider Veins?

Spider veins are often caused by the weakening of valves in the veins or the walls of the veins themselves. When the valves weaken, blood can pool in the veins, causing them to dilate and become more visible beneath the skin’s surface. Aging, increased sun exposure, extended standing, pregnancy, injuries, rosacea and genetics can all contribute to the formation of spider veins.

How to Treat Visible Veins in the Body

Dr. Rubin uses sclerotherapy, Icon laser, 1064 YAG laser, radiofrequency (RF) ablation, microneedling and Asclera injectable to treat spider veins. These treatments will cause the visible veins to close so that your blood can be rerouted to a nearby, healthier vein. The treated veins will then disappear as your body naturally eliminates them.

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed

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